- 1Able to be endured: a stimulant to make life more tolerableMore example sentences
- I've spoken to the planning department, but they have said the difference is within a tolerable level, so they are not prepared to do anything about it.
- Numbers have leapt to 30 times the level considered tolerable in some of the worst affected areas of the city.
- This isn't a real solution, though, as it's not enough to get the infantry overstretch down to tolerable levels.
- 1.1Fairly good; mediocre: he was fond of music and had a tolerable voiceMore example sentences
fairly good, passable, adequate, all right, acceptable, good enough, sufficiently good, sufficient, satisfactory, moderately good, not (too) bad, average, fair, decent, respectable, presentable; admissible, allowable; mediocre, middling, ordinary, run-of-the-mill, workaday, indifferent, unremarkable, undistinguished, unexceptional, amateur, amateurish• informal OK, so-so, fair-to-middling, nothing to write home about, no great shakes, not up to much, not much cop, bog-standard, vanilla, plain vanillaNew Zealand • informal half-pie
- But then Nicole arrives looking simply delicious, and her voice is tolerable enough.
- The voice acting is actually tolerable for the most part, unlike most other games.
- She has an indefinable screen presence that makes even her poorest scenes tolerable.
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- Duration of treatment varied from six weeks to 10 years; shorter trials assessed symptomatic control and tolerability, and longer trials assessed disease progression and mortality.
- Overall tolerability was similar between the two classes of drugs, but atypical agents caused fewer extrapyramidal side effects.
- This will reduce ‘trial and error’ prescribing and improve the efficacy and tolerability of medicines.
- [as submodifier]: the welfare state works tolerably wellMore example sentences
- It is, in fact, a relatively secular, tolerably cosmopolitan place - and it is rich.
- Even landless labourers could manage tolerably well within this system.
- He seems tolerably well qualified to be writing about this sort of thing.
late Middle English: via Old French from Latin tolerabilis, from tolerare (see tolerate).